Shelton, CT Real Estate News

By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
22 Oak Glen Drive Shelton (Huntington) CT Colonial For Sale Positioned perfectly at the end of a cul-de-sac, there is an exceptional Shelton CT colonial for sale.   When you drive up to 22 Oak Glen Drive in Shelton CT, you will definitely be impressed by the gorgeous grounds and beautiful exterior styling. What can you expect to find? For starters, how about beautifully landscaped park-like grounds accented by stone walls, double pillar entrance, Belgium block driveway apron and a private gazebo for relaxing after a busy day. If that’s not enough, take a look at some features: Formal living room with bay window Formal dining room perfect for entertaining family and friends 25’ Eat-in-Kitchen with granite, breakfast bar, and hardwood flooring Vaulted ceiling 23’ x 21’ family room with fl...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
    The Shelton market appears to have hit bottom in Q4 2011 and has been improving ever since.  It has increasing prices, shorter days on market, lower inventory, and a very good Average List to Sales Price of 96%. What homes are most in demand by buyers in Shelton?  The sweet spot in the market is for 3 bedroom homes with a list price of $325,000-350,000.  They tend to be on the market only 86 days and sell for 95% of list price. 
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
    Shelton had a great Spring market with an increased number of sales and higher sales prices. Average Days on Market decreased. The Shelton market appears to have hit bottom in Q4 2011 and has been improving ever since. It has a very good Average List to Sales Price of 96%.
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
 Sunset Run for the Warriors in Shelton CT August 19 2012     The Huntington Green in Shelton CT will once again be the starting point for the annual Sunset Run for the Warriors®  on Sunday, August 19 with registration beginning at 1 p.m.  The Shelton sunset run will include a 10K race, a one-mile walk/run, and a fun run around the Huntington Green for the kids.   The race is dedicated to the men and women wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, their families, and the families of the fallen. It demonstrates that the community is appreciative and supportive of the warriors’ service and sacrifice. All proceeds from the race will directly benefit those wounded and their families through the Hope for the Warriors® program. Scheduling is a follows: Packet Pick up and Same Day Registration 8/19/201...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
Shelton CT Real Estate Market Report - July 2012 - It's a SELLERS Market   Shelton CT Single family home sales continue to RISE.  Sales for July 2012 were the HIGHEST recorded in the last year with an INCREASE of 50% from July 2011 and a 13% INCREASE from last month.  Thinking of Buying or Selling in Shelton CT?  SEARCH homes here.   (Do you think Shelton bottomed out in Jan-March??) Compared to  July 2011, listing and sales prices decreased 8% and 9% respectively. The median was down 14% and days on the market went up 17%. However the the numbers show Shelton remains in a SELLER'S market again this month at 4.64 months, meaning it would take 4.64 months to sell off the present inventory (absorption rate).        July sales continued to show strength in the $200K- $300K range which is h...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
15 Roaring Brook Lane Shelton CT Open House Sunday August 5         The BEST of both worlds...a sought-after location AND an impressive colonial turnkey home. This is what you will find in this lovely Shelton CT 4 bedroom colonial, including 3.5 baths and 4,004 square feet of living space. Located on a peaceful cul-de-sac, this pristine home is situated on 1.25 acres of meticulously landscaped, park-like grounds in the Huntington section of Shelton, CT.     Step into the inviting foyer with a turned, open staircase and wainscoting. You will begin to experience this feature-rich, beautiful home. The tiled kitchen features a separate, bright breakfast area with deck access, pantry and laundry room.     Off the kitchen is a 21' x 23' family room offering a vaulted ceiling, stunning palladi...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
  SHELTON Market Trends Report July 2012   The Shelton, Connecticut  Spring real estate market brought an increased number of sales and a high Average List to Sales Price ratio of 97%. Unfortunately, prices decreased and are lower than a year ago.   The amount of inventory that the market can absorb improved over the past 3 months.   We use the 12 month absorption rate (see chart above) to determine inventory absorption, which means that it would take 11.5 months to sell every home currently on the market in Shelton. Although it is still a Buyers Market in Shelton, the absorption rate is in line with many other Fairfield County towns.  If you are thinking of buying or selling in Shelton, Connecticut, please call Gail Robinson, REALTOR, at 203-521-0768 for a consultation.
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
Shelton CT Real Estate Market Report - June 2012   Shelton CT Single family home sales were the HIGHEST recorded in the last year with an INCREASE of 48% from June 2011 and a 55% INCREASE from last month.  Compared to  June 2011, listing and sales prices decreased 14% and 13% respectively. The median was down 6% and days on the market went up 17%. However the the numbers show Shelton was in a SELLER'S market for the first time in a LONG time at 5.42 months, meaning it would take 5.42 months to sell off the present inventory (absorption rate).    SEARCH for Your New Home in Shelton, CT which includes Huntington and White Hills.     June sales continued to show strength in the $200K- $300K range which is historically the most popular price range in Shelton.   Moving forward there are 29 h...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
  Farmers Market Opens at Jones Family Farms in Shelton CT   Love fresh produce?  Want to support local farms?   The Shelton Farmer’s Market at Jones Family Farms is back July and August every Friday afternoon from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the farm outside the wine tasting room at 606 Walnut Tree Hill Road in Shelton.                     ****SEE RECIPE BELOW**** Stop by and ‘pick’ up fruits and vegetables, and also a lot more, from local growers and market vendors.   In addition to providing fresh produce from local growers like Stone Gardens and Jones Farms itself, the farm is also offering wine tasting, cooking demonstrations and also entertainment from local groups.   There will be weekly themes starting with the annual Red, White & Blue Farmers’ Market Kickoff on July 6 to Potatoes to Co...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
 Country Place Condos in Shelton CT 06484     Country Place I and II Condominiums in Shelton, CT are situated in the same community with access from either Nells Rock Road or Bridgeport Avenue. You can access either set of condos from both entrances.    Click here to check all condos for sale in Country Place in Shelton CT.    Country Place was built in 1980 and consists of 99 units. Most units have a one-car, tandem garage; others have outside parking spaces only.   Country Place II was built in 1983 with 33 townhouse-styled units and carports for unit owner parking.       Both complexes have the same basic features:2 bedroom with 2+ bathsSquare footage runs from about 1100 – 1500Forced hot air gas heatCentral air conditioningGarage/parking space/carportFireplacePatio or deck3rd floor ...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
   Country Walk condominiums in Shelton, CT, located off of Buddington Road, are situated in a quiet, woodsy ‘out in the country’ location, yet very convenient to shopping and local highways, Route 8, Route 34, and the Merritt Parkway.         Click here to check all condos for sale in Country Walk in Shelton CT.    91 townhouse units with garages are attractively arranged in the complex, which includes a club house, tennis court, and pool.  Woods surround Country Walk as well as treed walkways, manicured gardens, and lush landscaping.  As you enter the driveway, you will be greeted by a trumpet fountain and small pond adding to the ambience.       Construction of the complex began in 1985 with many units featuring updates by owners.  Features common to most of the units include:2 bedro...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
  SHELTON Market Trends Report May 2012   The Shelton, Connecticut real estate market has showing signs of picking up within the past 3 months. More homes are selling and prices are higher.   The amount of inventory that the market can absorb has decreased over the past 3 and 6 months.   We use the 12 month absorption rate (see chart abover) to determine inventory absorption, which means that it would take 11.6 months to sell every home currently on the market in Shelton. Although it is still a Buyers Market in Shelton, the absorption rate is in line with many other Fairfield County towns.  If you are thinking of buying or selling in Shelton, Connecticut, please call Gail Robinson, REALTOR, at 203-521-0768 for a consultation.
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
  Fathers Day Car Show at the Shelton CT History Center   The Shelton History Center will once again be the venue for the annual Fathers Day Shelton Historical Society’s Vintage Vehicles Antique and Classic Car Show on Sunday, June 17 .    The Fathers Day event will take place at the Shelton History Center on 70 Ripton Road, Shelton from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.   Model T’s, muscle cars, luxury cars, sports cars….you name it….you will probably see it at the show. Past shows have featured Model T’s, a Rolls Royce Phantom and even a restored rickshaw that served as an ambulance in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.    Having attended many of these antique and classic car shows in the past at the History Center, the assortment is anything but the usual and is typically quite eclectic.    Intermis...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
Shelton CT Real Estate Market Report - May 2012   Shelton CT Single family home sales for the month of May 2012 remained relatively stable, down only one sale, from the same period last year.  Compared to  May 2011, listing and sales prices INCREASED 3% and 7% respectively. The median was held down 14% by a high concentration of sales in the $200K-$300K range.  Days on the market went DOWN substantially with a 31% decrease.  GREAT News for sellers!!   SEARCH for Your New Home in Shelton, CT which includes Huntington and White Hills.     May sales had a strong showing in the $200K- $300K range, which kept the median down and conversely a few high sales brought the averages up.   Moving forward there are 28 homes under deposit and 56 SALES PENDING, THE HIGHEST NUMBER IN THE LAST YEAR.  Ho...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
  Shelton CT 2011 "Music Under the Stars" Summer Concert Series Time to get your summer groove on.  The Shelton CT 2012 “Music Under the Stars” Concert Summer Series is BACK! Summer concerts begin on Wednesday, June 27 and run through August 22.  As usual, the concerts will be held on the Huntington Green from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and there is NO admission charge.  Bring your own chair or blanket – even reserve your spot early as has been typical from year to year. Enjoy the concert in the open air, meet up with friends, make new ones, have something to eat from the vendors, relax, kick back and have a blast!Rain date is the following evening.  In case of inclement weather call (203) 331-4120NOTE that the July 3 concert is on Tuesday instead of the usual Wednesday and will be held at the Ve...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
SHELTON Market Trends April 2012 Shelton is still in a Buyer’s Market (as shown by the market trend indicators in orange), but there are slight signs of an improving market as shown in green – slightly more homes are selling and they are spending slightly fewer days on market.  Shelton has over 11 months of inventory (the 12 month figure is used for the absorption analysis), but that is not out of line with the majority of Fairfield County towns.   The Average List to Sales Price is good and holding steady at 95%.
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
  Early Strawberry Picking Season at Jones Family Farm Shelton CT The 2012 strawberry picking season at Jones Family Farm in Shelton CT at the Pumpkinseed Hill and Valley Farm locations has made its debut.   The strawberries have ripened unusually early this year due to the warmer early spring weather.  Don’t miss out by waiting until the usual mid-June picking times.   On the day you plan to go, please call the Farmer Jones Crop Line at (203-929-8425) to get the daily update on which farm is ready to be picked that day. Normal picking hours are Monday through Saturday 8am until 5:30pm and Sundays from 8am until 12pm.  Again, please check the Crop Line on the day you plan to pick.     Once you arrive, pick up your harvest box from the friendly farm assistants and head to the Berry Ferry...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
  Shelton CT Annual Arts and Crafts Fair on the Huntington Green   It’s Back!  Always the first Sunday in June, the 48th Arts and Crafts Fair on the Huntington Green in Shelton CT will be making its annual appearance on Sunday, June 3, 2012, from 10-4 p.m. Without a doubt the biggest and best attended fair in the area, attendees will be delighted to see and experience the creative talents, ingenuity, love, dedication and time that goes into each and every piece of art or craft created. The Shelton Jaycees are the sponsors of the event. The Jaycees are a local non-profit group dedicated to helping those between 21-40 years of age gain hands-on leadership experience beyond employers or other organizations.  The Shelton (Huntington) Arts and Crafts Fair is FREE to the public. There are usu...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
 Derby-Shelton Memorial Day Parade Monday May 28, 2012 The Derby Shelton Memorial Day Parade kicks off on Monday, May 28, with a full schedule of marching and music, at 9 a.m. in Shelton at Howe Avenue and Wharf Streets. The parade will stop briefly on the Bridge Street bridge, where  veterans will hold a short ceremony honoring those who were lost at sea and did not receive a proper burial.  The ceremony will be synchronized with a fly-over by the Connecticut Air National Guard.In addition to our honored veterans, participants in the parade will include Mayor Mark Lauretti of Shelton and Mayor Tony Staffieri of Derby, local and state representatives, civic organizations, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, sports teams, and police, fire and EMS from both Shelton and Derby.  The Second Company Gov...
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By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties)
  Shelton CT “Get Your Walk On” Walkathon and Soupstock June 9, 2012   Two Shelton, CT downtown festivals, “Get Your Walk On” and Soupstock return on Saturday, June 9 from 10 – 8 p.m.   The Boys and Girls Club of Lower Naugatuck Valley is coordinating the  benefit walkathon, "Get Your Walk On" which supports programs at the Shelton and Ansonia clubs where more than 2,000 kids from the area take part in its cultural, physical, recreational, and social programs.   For a minimum $25 pledge walkers will receive a commemorative t-shirt, Outback Steakhouse lunch and discounted admission to the parallel event "Soupstock", an all day soup tasting competition.   Additionally, there will be an antique and custom auto show, a craft fair, and music by live local and national bands   There will also...
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